Flip Mino HD Camcorder Review – World’s Smallest HD Camcorder – Big Performance, Tiny Package

The Flip Mino HD Camcorder is a lot of camcorder for not a lot of money.

The Flip Mino HD Camcorder is a lot of camcorder for not a lot of money.

The Flip Mino HD Camcorder is pretty amazing. A full 720p HD camcorder in a small form – just 3.94” x 1.97” x 0.63” and 3.3 ounces total weight! The Flip delivers stunning HD video and high quality audio in a tiny camcorder that you can easily slip into a pocket.

Flip’s known for making no-nonsense, easy to use gear, and the Flip Mino HD Camcorder is no exception. Shooting is easy, just press the red button and line up what you want to shoot in the viewfinder. Want to play it back? Just press “Play” and watch the action on the built-in 1.5” LCD screen.

Transferring video to a computer’s a snap as well. You just flip out the Flip’s built-in USB connection and pop it into your computer. The included FlipWare software makes downloading clips, editing videos, and even uploading to Youtube incredibly easy. You can also create snapshots from your video clips.

It’s time someone made a camera for the digital age, one that doesn’t require tapes, DVDs, or annoying hard-drive access. And that camcorder is here – the Flip Mino HD Camcorder. Amazon’s having a great deal on the black version right now – just $194 (although you’ll have to add the camera to your cart to see the price).

The Flip Mino HD Camcorder comes with 4GB of memory, enough for 60 minutes of HD video footage. You also get a wrist strap, a soft carrying case, and a TV connector cable, in case you feel like watching your videos directly on your TV.

We can’t recommend the Flip Mino HD Camcorder highly enough for everyday video making. Its small size, cheap price, and ease of use make it perfect for capturing key life moments or shooting Youtube videos, and its cheap price mean you can give it as a gift to elderly parents who might be confused by a more complicated traditional camcorder (or even grads or teens). Some enterprising young filmmaker will probably release a feature film shot entirely on the Flip Mino HD Camcorder – the quality is good enough.

The only reason the Flip Mino HD Camcorder wouldn’t be right for you is if you were using it as an event videographer or for a professional-level video camera. The lack of picture adjustability and the fact that you have to dump footage off to a computer after 60 minutes are drawbacks in those instances. But you have to remember that you’re talking about an HD video camera that fits in a pocket and costs about as much as a digital still camera.

Recommendation: By all means, buy a Flip Mino HD Camcorder.

Overall Rating: 9/10

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